Democrats get off to unsettled start 5:07 pm Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Jami

Democrats get off to unsettled start

  • 5:07 pm Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

Democratic leaders had hoped for a show of unity at their convention here in the City of Brotherly Love – instead, their 2016 gathering opened with boos, catcalls and jeers whenever Hillary Clinton’s name was mentioned, as supporters of Bernie Sanders arrived intent on making sure that their candidate was not ignored.

Even before the convention began, there was the turmoil with ousted Democratic National Committee party chief Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who finally backed off doing the job of gaveling the convention to order, as Democrats worried it would have resulted in an ugly scene [More]

Tensions explode over leaked DNC emails

  • 10:35 am Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

Even as Democratic leaders preached unity a day after their national party chief was forced out of her post, tensions exploded Monday at several state delegation meetings, as supporters of Bernie Sanders expressed their outrage about leaked emails that showed Democratic Party leaders working against their candidate.

Just hours before the convention was set to begin, trouble began when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) tried to address delegates from her home state, as she was loudly jeered by Sanders supporters.

“Shame!” shouted some of the Sanders delegates, who held up signs and repeatedly interrupted Wasserman Schultz at a [More]

DNC Chair resigns on convention eve

  • 4:33 pm Sunday, July 24th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

The week of the Democratic National Convention got off to a very rocky start for Democrats gathering here in Philadelphia, as national chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign her position, as the uproar grew over leaked emails from inside national Democratic party headquarters that showed officials favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

As the outcry grew on Sunday from supporters of Sanders – and the candidate himself – Wasserman Schultz finally announced that she would step down as national party chair.

“I told you a long time ago that the DNC was not running a [More]

From Cleveland to Philadelphia

  • 1:59 pm Sunday, July 24th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

As soon as the Republican National Convention ended in Cleveland, hundreds of reporters grabbed their gear and clothes and headed for Philadelphia to cover this week’s Democratic National Convention, as the two parties again are holding back to back gatherings to nominate their candidate for President.

When I arrived at the Cleveland airport just a few hours after Donald Trump had given his acceptance speech, I was looking forward to a nap on the plane back.

But then I saw that dreaded word – CANCELED.

If you fly at all these days, you know there aren’t the seats available [More]

Clinton picks Tim Kaine as running mate

  • 9:08 pm Friday, July 22nd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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Hillary Clinton on Friday chose Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate in 2016, opting for a more middle-of-the-road Democrat who might disappoint some more liberal voters in the party.

“Tim is a lifelong fighter for progressive causes and one of the most qualified vice presidential candidates in our nation’s history,” Clinton said in an email to supporters that used the buzz word “progressive.”

“He’s a man of relentless optimism who believes no problem is unsolvable if you’re willing to put in the work,” Clinton added.

Kaine is well known around Washington, D.C. as a serious policy wonk who doesn’t mind [More]

Trump doubles back to hit Cruz

  • 7:56 pm Friday, July 22nd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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A day after accepting the GOP nomination for President, Donald Trump was not focused on his main challenger Hillary Clinton, but instead on Friday was still fighting primary battles with Ted Cruz, as Trump floated the idea of creating a Super PAC that would snuff out any political efforts by Cruz or Gov. John Kasich.

“Honestly he may have ruined his political career,” Trump said of Cruz, returning to the refusal of the Texas Senator to endorse Trump, as Trump seemed unable to let go of the matter and move on to his November match up with Hillary Clinton.

“I don’t want [More]

Trump accepts GOP nomination

  • 11:31 pm Thursday, July 21st, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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From Cleveland, Ohio –

Accepting the nomination of the Republican Party amid lingering divisions, Donald Trump declared that he would restore hope to millions of Americans, and change the way that the world deals with the United States in the future.

“I’m asking for your support tonight so that I can be your champion in the White House,” Trump told an excited GOP gathering.

“As long as we are led by politicians who will not put America First, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat America with respect. This will all change when I take office,” Trump said.

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Trump readies acceptance speech

  • 4:29 pm Thursday, July 21st, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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On a day in which the Republican Primary seems like it still hasn’t ended, Donald Trump readied his acceptance speech for a party that may have only grown more restive during this convention week, resisting efforts by the Trump campaign and GOP officials to unify for November against Hillary Clinton.

“I’m with you, I will fight for you, and I will win for you,” Trump was expected to say in excerpts of his speech released by his campaign.

After initially brushing off the non-endorsement speech to the GOP convention last night by Ted Cruz, Trump lashed out at the Texas Senator on [More]

Cruz speech reinforces GOP divide

  • 10:00 am Thursday, July 21st, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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From Cleveland, Ohio –

The morning after the non-endorsement of Donald Trump by Ted Cruz, that convention speech was the talk of Republican delegate breakfast meetings all over Cleveland, as Cruz stuck to his guns, and GOP leaders of all stripes grappled again with how to get the GOP united behind Trump in November.

Cruz didn’t run out of town after last night’s speech, as he faced criticism directly this morning when he went to speak to delegates from his home state of Texas.

“I’m not going to get into criticizing or attacking Donald Trump, but I’ll give you this response: I [More]

Cruz booed as he refuses to endorse Trump

  • 10:15 pm Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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The divisions of the Republican Party spilled onto the floor of the Republican National Convention again on Wednesday night, when Ted Cruz urged delegates to vote their consciences in November, as the former rival of Donald Trump refused to endorse his party’s nominee for President.

“We deserve leaders who stand for principle, who unite us behind shared values,” Cruz said, as the last five minutes of his speech were peppered with catcalls and boos from the crowd, which literally booed him off the stage.

The extraordinary scene involving Cruz sounded one more discordant note among Republicans over Trump’s victory for the GOP [More]

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